San Antonio Rollover Accident Attorney
Although new cars, trucks, and SUVs are designed to prevent rollovers in as many situations as possible, rollover accidents continue to cause life-changing injuries and claim lives on an all-too-frequent basis. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are thousands of fatal rollover accidents in the United States every year, and hundreds of thousands more that result in non-fatal injuries. The most-recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicate that while only one percent of accidents involve rollovers, these accidents account for more than 30 percent of all vehicle crash fatalities.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a rollover accident, it is important that you seek help. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation, but the insurance companies and auto manufacturers are not going to pay without a fight. A San Antonio rollover accident lawyer like Eric Ramos can stand up for your rights; negotiate for a favorable settlement; and, if necessary, take your case to trial. If you’ve sustained a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer who will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
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Important Facts about Rollover Accidents
- Cars, Trucks, and SUVs are All Susceptible to Rolling Over
SUVs have a significantly higher rate of rollovers than cars and pickup trucks. This is due to their high center of gravity. However, while new technologies are helping to prevent some rollovers, cars, trucks, and SUVS all continue to be involved in rollover accidents. According to the IIHS’s data, nearly half of all fatal SUV accidents involve rollovers, compared to 43 percent of truck accidents and roughly a quarter of all motor-vehicle accident related fatalities.
- Several Factors Can Lead to a Rollover
There are numerous factors that can cause rollovers in both single-vehicle and multi-vehicle accidents. Some of the most-common factors include:
- Striking a low object (such as a curb or guardrail) during a skid
- Driving into soft or uneven ground on the side of a road
- Driving on a steeply-sloped surface, such as an onramp or embankment
- Being struck in the side by another vehicle traveling at high speed (a T-bone accident)
- Blown tires and other vehicle defects that result in loss of control
- Multiple Parties May Be Liable in a Rollover Collision
As with other types of accidents, when investigating a rollover collision, it is critical to assess all of the potential factors involved. For example, it may be that your vehicle’s design created a high risk for rollovers and that your vehicle rolled over because you were T-boned by a reckless driver. In this type of scenario, multiple parties could be liable for your injuries, and an experienced San Antonio rollover accident lawyer will be able to pursue multiple sources of financial compensation on your behalf.
At Eric Ramos Law, we offer free initial consultations, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. If you would like to learn more about your rights, we invite you to give us a call. To speak with Mr. Ramos about your rollover accident in San Antonio, please call (210) 404-4878 or contact us online now.